Moral Dimensions of Vocational Apprenticeship Education in Nigeria
Apprenticeship has been a method used in training young people in Nigeria even before the colonial era. It involves the inculcation of moral values into the apprentice and character building of the apprentice. This is to mould the apprentice to be a repectful and responsible adult in the society. The study examines the moral and character training given to apprentices and the methods employed by the mastercraftmen. Interview schedules were conducted with some selected mastercraftmen and apprentices of vocations such as auto-mechanic, panel beating, tailoring and carpentry in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. The result of the study established moral training an integral part of vocational apprenticeship education.
Keywords: Apprenticeship, Moral Training, Vocational Education, Character Building
Dr. Clement Segun Oni
Senior Lecturer, Department of continuing Education, Obafemi Awolowo University
Dr. Sydney Nwanakponna Osuji
Associate Professor, Department of Continuing Education, Obafemi Awolowo University